YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT FORMS

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT LINKS

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Kawerak, Inc.
    P.O. Box 948
    Nome, AK 99762

  • 800.450.4341
    907.443.4358
  • 907.443.4485
  • intake@kawerak.org

Youth Employment Services

Youth Employment Services provide opportunities for part-time summer employment to youth between the ages of 14-24, during the months of June, July & August. Work sites are voluntary and may last between 6 and 8 weeks.

Youth Employment Services are designed to provide valuable employment skills and experience while earning a wage.

Youth will Learn what is Important to Employers in the Workplace

Showing up on Time for Work, Listening, Problem Solving, Applying what is Learned, Working with Others, Reading, Writing, Speaking, Customer Service, Following Rules, Etc.

Work Attitudes

Professionalism, Good Communication, Responsibility/Self-Discipline, Willingness to Learn/Pride in Doing a Good Job, Positive Outlook, Following Rules, Teamwork, Respect for Others, etc.

Work Values/Ethics

Honesty and Integrity, Respect, Confidentiality, Accepting Advice, Supervision, Constructive Criticism, Dependability/Follows Through, Good Attendance/On-Time, Good Manners, etc.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be Alaska Native or American Indian and a member of a federally recognized tribe
  • Must reside in the Bering Strait/Norton Sound region (minimum of six [6] months)
  • Must be an In-school youth 14-21 years of age or Out-of-School 16-24 years of age
  • Applicants who are 14-17 years of age must have parental permission
  • Must be low-income as determined by poverty guidelines for Alaska; exceptions do apply where they may be an employment barrier or if living in a high poverty area
  • Males 18 years of age and older must register with the Selective Services

Application Process

  1. Complete the Summer Youth Application (comes out once a year and due March 31)
  2. Submit a Letter of Interest
  3. Submit Verification of Tribal Enrollment (see your local IRA)
  4. Submit a copy of your State Birth Certificate
  5. Submit a copy of your Social Security Card
  6. Submit a copy of your Current Report Card or Diploma or GED
  7. If Male, Submit Proof of Selective Service Enrollment (we can assist in verifying this for you)
  8. Household Income for the last six [6] months
  9. Must submit a Signed Authorization for Release of Information Form

Selection Process

Only complete applications will be reviewed for selection. Kawerak will work with the applicant to complete the application if received prior to the deadline. Applications will be scored according to eligibility, priority of service and need, employment barriers, prior work experience and living in a high poverty area.

Intake and Case Management

Once the application is selected, the applicant will be notified by Kawerak. Each applicant will need to meet with the case manager to review the application, complete an Individual Education or Employment Plan, attend training on expectations and evaluation, and follow-up 90 days after the service is provided.

Employment Preparation and Worksite Selection

Worksites will be selected based on the youth’s goals and interest. For example, if the youth wants to gain administrative experience we would do our best to find a placement in an office setting. Kawerak then contacts local organizations that could offer the youth experience in their desired area of interest to establish and meaningful employment opportunity.

Worksites participating in the program are instructed on program guidelines and responsibilities. The worksite will provide supervision, track attendance and performance, submit signed timesheets, and inform Kawerak if there are any areas of concern. The following additional forms will be required prior to the start of employment:

By the Worksite Supervisor

  1. Complete and Submit a signed Worksite Agreement and Statement of Work
  2. Provide a Job Description
  3. If the youth is between the ages of 14-17, must complete the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce development – Work Permit Form

By the Youth

  1. If the youth is between the ages of 14-17, must have parent or guardian sign the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce development – Work Permit Form after the Worksite Supervisor signs
  2. Complete a W-4 Form
  3. Complete a I-9 Form

After Hire and Follow-Up

Once the youth begins working, the worksite supervisor must complete a Pre and Post -Employment Assessment of the youth’s performance. Timecards must be signed and submitted every two weeks according to Kawerak’s payment schedule. Worksite supervisors are also required to terminate employment upon completion of the worksite agreement.

Youth Employment Services

Youth Employment Services provide opportunities for part-time summer employment to youth between the ages of 14-24, during the months of June, July & August. Work sites are voluntary and may last between 6 and 8 weeks.

Youth Employment Services are designed to provide valuable employment skills and experience while earning a wage.

Youth will Learn what is Important to Employers in the Workplace

Showing up on Time for Work, Listening, Problem Solving, Applying what is Learned, Working with Others, Reading, Writing, Speaking, Customer Service, Following Rules, Etc.

Work Attitudes

Professionalism, Good Communication, Responsibility/Self-Discipline, Willingness to Learn/Pride in Doing a Good Job, Positive Outlook, Following Rules, Teamwork, Respect for Others, etc.

Work Values/Ethics

Honesty and Integrity, Respect, Confidentiality, Accepting Advice, Supervision, Constructive Criticism, Dependability/Follows Through, Good Attendance/On-Time, Good Manners, etc.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be Alaska Native or American Indian and a member of a federally recognized tribe
  • Must reside in the Bering Strait/Norton Sound region (minimum of six [6] months)
  • Must be an In-school youth 14-21 years of age or Out-of-School 16-24 years of age
  • Applicants who are 14-17 years of age must have parental permission
  • Must be low-income as determined by poverty guidelines for Alaska; exceptions do apply where they may be an employment barrier or if living in a high poverty area
  • Males 18 years of age and older must register with the Selective Services

Application Process

  1. Complete the Summer Youth Application (comes out once a year and due March 31)
  2. Submit a Letter of Interest
  3. Submit Verification of Tribal Enrollment (see your local IRA)
  4. Submit a copy of your State Birth Certificate
  5. Submit a copy of your Social Security Card
  6. Submit a copy of your Current Report Card or Diploma or GED
  7. If Male, Submit Proof of Selective Service Enrollment (we can assist in verifying this for you)
  8. Household Income for the last six [6] months
  9. Must submit a Signed Authorization for Release of Information Form

Selection Process

Only complete applications will be reviewed for selection. Kawerak will work with the applicant to complete the application if received prior to the deadline. Applications will be scored according to eligibility, priority of service and need, employment barriers, prior work experience and living in a high poverty area.

Intake and Case Management

Once the application is selected, the applicant will be notified by Kawerak. Each applicant will need to meet with the case manager to review the application, complete an Individual Education or Employment Plan, attend training on expectations and evaluation, and follow-up 90 days after the service is provided.

Employment Preparation and Worksite Selection

Worksites will be selected based on the youth’s goals and interest. For example, if the youth wants to gain administrative experience we would do our best to find a placement in an office setting. Kawerak then contacts local organizations that could offer the youth experience in their desired area of interest to establish and meaningful employment opportunity.

Worksites participating in the program are instructed on program guidelines and responsibilities. The worksite will provide supervision, track attendance and performance, submit signed timesheets, and inform Kawerak if there are any areas of concern. The following additional forms will be required prior to the start of employment:

By the Worksite Supervisor

  1. Complete and Submit a signed Worksite Agreement and Statement of Work
  2. Provide a Job Description
  3. If the youth is between the ages of 14-17, must complete the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce development – Work Permit Form

By the Youth

  1. If the youth is between the ages of 14-17, must have parent or guardian sign the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce development – Work Permit Form after the Worksite Supervisor signs
  2. Complete a W-4 Form
  3. Complete a I-9 Form

After Hire and Follow-Up

Once the youth begins working, the worksite supervisor must complete a Pre and Post -Employment Assessment of the youth’s performance. Timecards must be signed and submitted every two weeks according to Kawerak’s payment schedule. Worksite supervisors are also required to terminate employment upon completion of the worksite agreement.

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT FORMS

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT LINKS

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Kawerak, Inc.
    P.O. Box 948
    Nome, AK 99762

  • 800.450.4341
    907.443.4358
  • 907.443.4485
  • intake@kawerak.org